Eye allergies can be traced back to your immune system, which is designed to seek out and deal with threats to your body. Sometimes those threats are real, and other times it is a misperception on the part of your immune system. The result, however, is always the same: unpleasant symptoms. At Sound Shore Vision Center, we are your specialists when it comes to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of eye allergies.
Fortunately, eye allergies, while frustrating and uncomfortable, are not dangerous by their nature. You may notice a temporary effect on your vision, but there will be no structural damage to your eyes. Your vision will return to normal as soon as you are successfully treated by our Mamaroneck eye specialist. If your symptoms are mild to moderate, you may be able to get the relief you require with the help of over-the-counter allergy medication. For more severe cases, prescription strength solutions might be necessary. The signs of eye allergies typically include burning and watery eyes, redness, itching, and swollen eyelids. In addition to medication, our Mamaroneck eye specialist suggests some lifestyle adjustments that are effective in reducing the severity of your eye allergies, and that might assist in preventing recurrences. Keep your windows closed if pollen counts are high during the time for seasonal allergies. Be sure to wash all your bedding materials in water that is at least 130 degrees. Consider replacing older sheets, pillow cases, and other bedding with new ones that are allergy resistant. And above all, don’t rub your eyes, as hard as it may be not to. It will only make things worse.
Contact our office in order to set up an appointment for you to be examined by our Mamaroneck eye specialist. Remember that there are ways to combat eye allergies. It may just require some help.